Pillocks’ Progress

The Second Industrial Revolution of Stephen Bannister

November 3, 2015

Fully agreed with Steve Bannister, AIAS staff are welcome to input comments on what he describes in his Ph. D. Thesis as “The Second Industrial Revolution”.”

How’s that going?


“There should be no more excuses for war, which is basically the Russell Einstein Manifesto issued on 9th July 1955 by the Nobel Laureate Bertrand, third Earl Russell.”

Well-known draft-dodger

“The areas that control fossil fuel production will lose their power and economic structure, giving way to areas which can innovate new energy devices the most efficiently. Currently these are likely to be the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Japan, Russia and China but any area can produce research organizations that can build new energy devices. Alex Hill is already manufacturing them in Mexico. ”


“The ECE theory is the first to explain these devices in a coherent and rational manner.”

One cannot explain that which does not exist.

“As a coal miner’s son, grandson, great grandson and great great grandson, this was my boyhood vision, to get rid of the curse of coal mining. In the intermediate stage, fossil fuel will still be used, but the first contraptions to go should be wind turbines, a madness as grotesque as anything dreamed up by Edgar Allan Poe. ”

Did you suffer down the pits, Ron, in the same way that you suffered the Korean War, Vietnam, etc?

“The latter’s stories used to scare me motionless whan reading them as a boy, or Bram Stoker’s dental problems. Bertrand Russell is probably the most famous Nobel Laureate from Wales, born in Trellech in 1872, died in Penrhyndeudraeth in 1970. He was born into a liberal and free thinking aristocratic family. There are some famous quotes of Russell: ” the whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are so certain of themselves, but wiser people full of doubts”.”

Still a draft-dodger, and his main life’s work was a complete failure; fatally undermined by Goedel (in a single paper) who was also one of the few people to solve a special case of Einstein’s gravitational equation.

“No doubt my Civil List predecessor William Butler Yeats used this in his famous “Second Coming” – “The best lack all conviction, while the worst / Are full of passionate intensity”, or maybe it was Yeats who influenced Russell. Russell also wrote: “I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong”.

Yeats was a loony believer in the paranormal; something else which, like perpetual-motion, does not exist 

“His grandfather was twice asked to form a Government by Victoria, and he was a political activist in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND). ”

Draft-dodging … even when he did not need to

“He had a profound influence on my Ph .D. supervisor, Mansel Davies. CND has just appointed Mr Corbyn, the new Bevanite Socialist Leader, as a its Vice President or similar.”

That figures: Corbyn will be ousted as soon as national elections loom. Get some better heroes, Ron!


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